My first desktop computer didn’t have a hard drive. My first system that did came with a whopping 40MB of storage.
We’ve come a long way since then. You can buy terabytes of storage for under a hundred bucks. Still, it’s kind of mind-boggling that Seagate has announced it’s begun shipping samples of its first 8TB hard drive.
At this point samples are only going out to enterprise customers. But we could see 3.5 inch, 8TB drives on the market in the not-too-distant future. Sure, they won’t be as speedy as a good solid state drive. But if you’ve got a lot of data to store, nothing beats a hard drive in terms of price-per-gigabyte at this point.
- Seagate begins shipping 8TB hard drive samples to enterprise customers
The company hopes to ship the first commercial 10TB hard drives within a year. It’ll probably be cheaper to just buy 10 one terabyte drives though. [ExtremeTech]
- Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12th
Don’t expect the return of the Start Menu, but we could see bug fixes and minor tweaks. [ZDNet]
- Is this the next-gen Moto G?
Motorola’s budget smartphone could be getting an update… and here’s what is allegedly one of the first pictures of the Moto G2. [Mallando Android]
- Pogoplug Mobile could be the cheapest Linux computer at $7
Sure, it’s sold as a cloud storage device, not a PC… and it doesn’t have video output. But you can run Arch Linux on this little guy… and you can often find one on sale for around $10 or $20. Sometimes they’re even as cheap as $7. [CNX Software]
- Qplay video playlist service from the founders of TiVo is shutting down
Less than half a year after launching, QPlay is shutting down. Customers who spent $49 on one of QPlay’s set-top-boxes can request a refund. [Variety]
- ZTE phones to feature Google Now launcher
Not a fan of custom skins on your Android phones? Now there’s an option beside a Nexus or Google Play Edition device. [BusinessWire]
- Hisense Sero 8 Android tablet reviewed
Available from Walmart for $129, this tablet doesn’t suck. But it’s not quite as impressive in 2014 as the Hisense Sero 7 Pro was when it launched in 2013. [The Digital Reader]
- AMD’s next-gen “Carrizo” notebook chips due on 2015, here are some leaked details
The chips will reportedly replace the AMD Kaveri lineup… but while a new leaked slide suggests these new 15W chips will offer a performance boost, they’ll still be limited to DDR3 memory instead of DDR4. [VR-Zone]